Sunday, November 4, 2018

Operation Novichok - Sergei Skripal Newsletter // November 04

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November 04, 2018
Putin cancels GRU 100th anniversary celebrations after series of cock-ups
Russia's Military Spies Are a Laughing Stock, But They're Dangerous as Hell
Putin Praises Russian GRU Military Intel for Its 100 Years

Putin cancels GRU 100th anniversary celebrations after series of cock-ups

Mirror.co.uk
Celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of Russia’s notorious GRU secret service have been ditched after a string of cock-ups. The once lethally efficient agency, behind the bungled Salisbury Novichok poisoning, has been ridiculed and was branded “unprofessional and Monty Python-esque” by a military expert.
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Russia's Military Spies Are a Laughing Stock, But They're Dangerous as Hell

Daily Beast
MOSCOW – A curious game of spy versus spy has gone public in Russia over the last week. According to the official news agency of the Russian Federation, Rosbalt, agents of the Federal Security Service (the FSB) have staged raids on more than 60 state officials and private investigators to try to stanch the flow of leaks revealing the incompetence of Russia’s main military intelligence agency, the GRU (full name: Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation).
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Putin Praises Russian GRU Military Intel for Its 100 Years

Citizen TV
President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia’s GRU military intelligence on its centenary Friday, hailing the agency that has been accused by the West of election meddling, nerve agent poisonings and hacking attacks against chemical weapons probes and anti-doping sports bodies.
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